Thursday, February 25, 2010


Created this using Photoshop and Illustrator. This was a project I did for school in June of 2009. About 15+ hours were spent putting this together. Inspired by Venom and Hellraiser. The original is 12 x 24. Prints available for $15. email:

Saturday, February 13, 2010


HP Lovecraft's worst nightmare. I'd love to check this thing out in person reminds me I still have to visit the Smithsonian and Mutter Museum.
Thanks to Jay ( for forwarding this to me.

The crabs are commonly found in the Pacific in 1,000 ft (300m) deep waters but have been known to live deeper. Curator Graham Burrows said: "It is rumoured these crabs can grow as big as four metres, big enough to straddle a car. "He will absolutely dwarf the other crabs in there, but he's not aggressive and they should have nothing to worry about."

The Japanese spider crab has long captured the imagination of sea life-lovers, and you can see why--underwater, the sinister-looking thing looks like the source for any number of horror or sci fi move creatures. With 10 legs, believed to live up to 100 years, and the biggest of them believed to be lurking at depths over 2,000 feet, few creatures retain as much mystique as the spider crab.

Friday, February 12, 2010

The "Space Jockey" and related

In Sci-Fi and horror I've always questioned what this creature was. My dad called me about this recently so I did some research.

The Space Jockey is discovered in Alien when the commercial starship Nostromo sets down on the unsurveyed moon LV-426 to investigate an unknown signal. The crew finds a crashed derelict spacecraft with its fossilized pilot—the Space Jockey—inside.

Scott suggests in his Alien DVD commentary that the Jockey's ship was a "bomber": alien eggs could be dropped on an enemy planet, and the aliens would proceed to kill the population as they spawned. According to Cameron, the Space Jockey's craft picked up alien eggs and the pilot became infected by the dangerous cargo; the ship landed on LV-426 and the Space Jockey transmitted the signal as a warning. In Foster's Alien novelization, Ash describes the Space Jockey's race as a noble people and hopes that mankind will encounter them under more pleasant circumstances. It also states that they were larger, stronger and possibly more intelligent than humans. Foster's novelization states that the Jockey was trying to warn humans away from the aliens.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Chimera art

In Greek mythology, the Chimera (Greek Χίμαιρα (Chímaira); Latin Chimaera) was a monstrous fire-breathing creature of Lycia in Asia Minor, composed of the parts of multiple animals: upon the body of a lioness with a tail that terminated in a snake's head, the head of a goat arose on her back at the center of her spine. The Chimera was one of the offspring of Typhon and Echidna and a sibling of such monsters as Cerberus and the Lernaean Hydra. The term chimera has also come to mean hard to believe or difficult to understand.

Saturday, February 6, 2010


In the late 90's a type of hardcore emerged that was both hard and noisy but had melody (sometimes) and high pitched vocals. This scene emerged out when power violence was at its peak. At the same time Victory Record knuckle dragging hardcore dominated. Quite a few bands tired of this finger pointing nonsense went on to create a new sound. No one had named this new scene except for a band called In/Humanity, deeming themselves "emo-violence" (as a joke). The term caught on and bands began claiming themselves as "emo-violence" bands. As a jokingly deregatory term fans began to call them "screamo". This type of hardcore stems from punk, power-violence, grunge, metal and early hardcore and "emo" bands.

Fugazi first deemed an "emo" band is so far from Dashboard Confessional.

And pg. 99 couldn't be farther away from My Chemical Romance.

My reason for bringing this up is because I recently found some recordings of bands I was in who played this type of music. I was in three, Soundtrack to Murder By, Surprise your Dead and Count the Bodies. Now thinking of it all the names have a common thread. I came up with all the names but at that time it was the emergence of all this Metal Blade-esque chugga chugga hardcore/metal and I just wanted to put all those bands on a boat far out in the ocean and set it on fire. Anyway enjoy the below videos. And if anyone wants one of the releases contact me:




Pg. 99

Wednesday, February 3, 2010